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The Role of the Artist: Using the Arts for Social Change

“Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht In mid-July, I attended a talk hosted by DadaFest with special guests Roger Hill (Broadcaster, Performer & Artist) and Ruth Gould … Continue reading

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Collage Artists: Alice Kiteley, Ben Jones & Michael Lacey

Unpredictable, experimental and exciting, a collage is the assemblage of different forms. Be it textiles, newspaper print, or found objects, literally anything can be used to produce a piece of work, meaning infinite possibilities for every creation. I spoke to … Continue reading

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Uninspiring: 1984 at Liverpool Playhouse

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George Orwell’s masterpiece and classic socio-political statement novel is no doubt one of the most challenging pieces of literary fiction to be adapted to stage. A  collaboration between Headlong Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, this really was an … Continue reading

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Away We Go ****

‘The three S’s are: no separation, no sugar, no strollers’. This is just one of the madcap couples that Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) encounter on their quest to find the perfect American city to raise their child. … Continue reading

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The Exchange: Hilton Liverpool *

When my friend invited me to a free 2 course champagne dinner at the Hilton I jumped at the chance, and was bitterly disappointed to find snobbish staff and lazy service ruined what could have been a lovely meal. Upon … Continue reading

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Hugo **

Visually stunning, Scorsese’s first venture into family film is a surprising disappointment. Hugo is the tale of a young orphaned boy (Asa Butterfield), living secretly in the walls of a train station in Paris, solely responsible for maintaining the clocks after … Continue reading

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The Master **

From a promising trailer to a confused and aimless movie, The Master really felt like a let down. After seeing the trailer weeks ago, featuring one of my favourite actors, Joaquin Phoenix, and a spiel about a director-genius, Paul Thomas Anderson, known … Continue reading

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